Joshua Tree, CA, United States
Cate enhances expressions with swirling color, hinting at the tension between interior and exterior beauty, creating an intense exploration of color with a traditional medium. Often influenced by fashion’s edgier side, Cate’s Paintings are executed with watercolour and ink and delivered to the paper by unconventional means.
'Anyone who has ever attempted to master various forms of visual art will attest that watercolour painting usually turns out to be one of the most challenging.
This has not discouraged Cate Parr, a UK-born artist, who has managed to capture the ethereal, fleeting and vulnerable qualities of fashion imagery in her watercolours.
There is a dreamy, beautiful undertone, yet the images are not entirely virginal. A darker undertone, beneath the pastelly beauty demands the viewer to look closer, a quality we admire in any image-maker’s work. In today’s world of a million images a second, it takes a lot to make any of us stop and pause and really see.
Parr’s work, which has appeared in both editorial and brand contexts, hasn’t been seen in massive formats or super-brand environments yet, but somehow we envision these images appearing in enormous window displays in the world’s fashion capitals this coming spring.'
- The Cool Hunter Blog - The Cool Hunter - http://www.thecoolhunter.net/art
Partial client list:
Marco Carola - Music On
Central Park Hotel, NY
St Regis Hotel, Dubai
Mayfair Hotel, Adelaide Australia…
Denki-Mirai - Tokyo Japan
Europe - SD Gallery